December 5, 2012

Getting Out Of A Funk

Sooooo I've been missing for a little bit, haven't I? Well. I've been in a huge funk. My dad being sick already made me retreat into my head quite a lot, and then I got this terrible infection on my eyelids that just sent my mood hitting rock bottom. Part of it was that I looked completely insane, but mostly it was that the doctors had absolutely no clue what it was or how to treat it. I know it's so trivial, being upset about my eyes when my dad's going through something far more serious, but I've been so depressed about it. And almost nothing makes me depressed!

Just before Thanksgiving it started to get pretty itchy and there were small red splotches on my eyelids. Went to see the doc last week Monday and he figured it was fungal and had me use this shampoo that was supposed to nix it. Nope, kind of burned my skin and made everything really angry and sore. Went back to the doc and he had me make an appointment with an opthamologist. Finally saw him this week and I'm thankful that it's actually gotten better. It wasn't fungal after all (thank goodness because that made me want to peel my eyelids right off)... it's dermatitis and there's no telling what caused it. Yay. More things to panic about in my daily life. 

BUT, I'm happy that I can go outside again... I've been cooped up in the house for an eternity. And if I had to leave, I wore my sunnies everywhere. Total rockstar... bumping into things. I still can't wear make-up but that doesn't bother me at all. Just happy that my eyes no longer scare children and small animals. 

Anyhow, while I've been a recluse, I picked an old hobby back up. It's probably not here to stay, but I forgot how lovely it was to sit and knit. I dug around my stash and found a few skeins of yarn to make the hubs a scarf with. The brown reminds me of gingerbread, no? I knit the scarf lengthwise (because I have a 60" needle and it's quicker!) and was going to put a stripe of that greeny-aqua on one side but I soon realised that they were different weights. Doh. I always tuck the yarn info in the centre of the skein but I guess it fell out. Oh well. I've finished it and the hubs is so pleased with his new scarf. It's just a simple stockinette stitch but he's so excited :)

I did make him another scarf out of a heavier yarn in a basket weave pattern. It's much shorter so that he can just tuck the ends into his coat. And also maybe because I ran out of yarn and they don't make it anymore. Ahem.

I've also finished my Mum's quilt (HOORAY!) and am hoping to finish my Cuzco quilt soon. Just deciding what I want to do with the borders... or if I even want one! Oh decisions, decisions.

Anyway, I've decided to stop moping around and no more feeling sorry for myself. My dad's going to continue his treatments later this month, so only good thoughts from here on out.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Glad you are feeling better and have a happier outlook on life.Hope your dad improves soon x
Nursiedawn.. Won't let me put my name any other way stupid phone!!

Laura said...

So glad you're back! Your knitting looks lovely.

Dana - Old Red Barn Co. said...

I've missed ya and am so glad you're back.

LC said...

I completely understand being in a funk over something like that. I had a staph infection on my face once and it was pretty much the most god awful thing that's ever happened to me, then I felt like a shallow jerk for being upset mostly over the fact that it looked so horrible. We've all been there. I'm glad you're feeling better!

mindingmomma said...

glad you're back and on the mend

mascanlon said...

Hugs! Its hard when everything is at 6's and 7's. And its just so easy to sit..I know, been there too.

Debbie said...

Funks are no fun and we seldom have much control over them! How frustrating about your eyes! So glad they are feeling better.

Carla said...

Knitting is lovely. The quiet click of the needles.....
Your mom will love her quilt by the way. So happy for you that you're going soon ; )

jeifner said...

Good thoughts and wishes for your dad. I hear that stress makes skin do odd creative things.

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